Monday, June 19, 2006

Hopefully Nifong Has Shot Himself in the Foot

All too often news events that occur here are so over-reported by network and cable TV that they drive these stories into the ground, and you soon get to the point where you change channels as soon as you detect another mention of the ongoing episode. Who are these people, I wonder, who want to hear more about Natalee Holloway in Aruba? Remember also Laci Peterson, former Congressman Condit, and now the Duke lacrosse rape case.

But those of us driven to dismay and even queasiness over the antics of the Durham County,NC District Attorney Mike Nifong have some new news and some new hope that a form of justice will eventually be handed out. Durham Republican County Chairman Steve Monks told ABC News that he will announce his intention to challenge Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong in a press conference at 4 p.m. ET today.

The obvious actions of the existing DA in using this case to advance his political ambitions and win the primary last month, despite the damage done to the young men involved and to the university, may finally be avenged by his defeat in the general election. I don’t know anything about Durham County politics, but I do believe there are enough decent people everywhere to do the right thing, given the opportunity.

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At 1:10 PM, Anonymous Betty Friedan said...

He didn't shoot himslef in the foot, he gambled on a rape making him a hero and found himself played for a fool


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